Jaime King: Taylor Swift donated to hospital in godson's name
By Wade Sheridan
Taylor Swift attends the 64th Annual BMI Pop Awards on May 10, 2016. Actress Jaime King has revealed that Swift donated to a hospital that cared for her godson, King's son, Leo Thames. File Photo by Phil McCarten/UPI | License Photo
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Actress Jaime King revealed on social media Wednesday that Taylor Swift secretly donated to a hospital that cared for her son and the singer's godson, Leo Thames.
"@taylorswift does so many selfless acts that go unnoticed because she does them silently, from such a great place of unconditional giving," King wrote on Instagram alongside a photo of the note she received from Los Angeles' Cedars-Sinai Medical Center informing her of the donation the pop star made.
"As the Godmother of Leo Thames for his birthday she gave an incredible donation to the people that saved his life, Dr. Allistar Phillips and his brilliant team," she continued.
Leo now 1-years-old, was diagnosed with a congenital heart condition known as Transposition of the Great Arteries or TGA.
"Tribute gifts are essential to patient care programs and services at Cedars-Sinai," the hospital's note reads. "They make the good work of the physicians, surgeons, researchers, and nursing staff possible and we are very grateful to receive them."
King continued in her post to thank Swift for the donation, mentioning how she came to visit her godson while he was undergoing surgery and how in response, she is sharing the story in order to bring awareness to TGA.
"She came to the ICU to comfort us, to hold, bond with him with such grace & strength," King wrote. "Our gift back is to share our story that anyone is going through this is not alone, we understand and want to stand up to bring awareness in the greatest way possible."
Leo celebrated his birthday in July, with King sharing on Twitter a collage of her son and Swift enjoying some time together. "Wow! @taylorswift13 LT's 1st bday already?! He sends kisses & a bangin' 2 teeth smile to his Godmother in Oz," she wrote at the time.